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originally posted by: mamabeth
a reply to: Deplorable
An old saying I heard a long time ago...Shot in the
arm,shot in the head,either way you end up dead.
originally posted by: Violater1
a reply to: Violater1
I will add this from the CDC site, " What viruses will the 2018-2019 flu vaccines protect against?
There are many different flu viruses and they are constantly changing. The composition of U.S. flu vaccines is reviewed annually and updated as needed to match circulating flu viruses. Flu vaccines protect against the three or four viruses (depending on vaccine) that research suggests will be most common. For 2018-2019, trivalent (three-component) vaccines are recommended to contain:
A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
A/Singapore/INFIMH-16-0019/2016 A(H3N2)-like virus (updated)
B/Colorado/06/2017-like (Victoria lineage) virus (updated)
Quadrivalent (four-component) vaccines, which protect against a second lineage of B viruses, are recommended to contain:
the three recommended viruses above, plus B/Phuket/3073/2013-like (Yamagata lineage) virus"
originally posted by: Maverick7
originally posted by: Deplorable
Had to (recently) do this for the Shingles vax as well. The two they've substituted in hurt as bad as any shot I've ever stood in line for.
Have been getting regular vaccinations since I enlisted in the military. If you know anything about the military, you know they vaccinate you for everything. Knock-on-wood: I haven't been sickened since by any bug that I can remember.
Got the Shingles Shingrix® shot in two parts, 60 days apart. First one hurt two days later, but the second one had no effects.
Two doses of Shingrix is more than 90% effective at preventing shingles. Protection stays above 85% for at least the first four years after you get vaccinated. Shingrix is the preferred vaccine now.
Allergic reactions do happen. Rarely, but in that case, vaccination would be contraindicated.
He took the first shot and had a very severe reaction and has been in significant pain for months now with extreme swelling and they've not been able to help him.
originally posted by: KansasGirl
a reply to: TXTriker
Oh man, I was believing the opposite. 😂😂. Thanks for the info!
So sorry about your brother's situation, the reason he is raising his grandkids.God bless him.